Coronavirus Announcement Now Offering Telehealth Consultations! COVID-19 Patient Screening Form

Dear Patients and Parents,

We are thrilled to announce the immediate availability of our secure telehealth video service! We now offer fully HIPAA-compliant video conferencing for our patients and friends that is:

Our new video chat service is completely safe and secure, fully protects the privacy of the patient, and works on Android and iOS, on PCs and Macs! The software is fully vetted and tested so that our patients and friends can rest assured that their protected health information will remain private and secure. All you need to have is a computer, tablet or smartphone with Web Cam and audio capabilities and a good internet connection! We are now scheduling appointments for new and established patients to video chat directly with the dentist to review your existing treatment plans and/or answer any of your dental need questions. Patients may schedule video chat appointments by calling our office and speaking with our staff available during business hours Monday through Friday.

Sincerely,
W. Roger Long, DDS, PA
Bethany T. Wierzbicki, DMD, MBA

Adriana Albite, DMD

W. Roger Long, DDS

Bethany Wierzbicki, DMD, MBA

What Causes Bad Breath?

Cosmetic Dentist in Fort Pierce performing oral exam on female patient

Although having bad breath in the morning is common, nobody likes the scent of hot and steamy breath in public. Fortunately, there are ways to help improve your breath by identifying its causes. Once you’re aware of the reasons, you can take the necessary steps to prevent you from having smelly breath. If you need help managing your bad breath, a cosmetic dentist in Fort Pierce can help you maintain better oral hygiene.   

woman with bad breath needs to see a Cosmetic Dentist in Fort Pierce 

Possible Reasons for Bad Breath  

Gum Disease  

One of the leading causes of bad breath is gum disease. Gum disease is a severe problem you must address before developing something worse for your oral health. Have your dentist take a look at your oral health to determine what necessary steps they need to take to help improve your breath.  

Decayed Teeth or Cavities    

Bad breath can be caused by something as basic as a cavity or a decaying tooth. An unpleasant odor from a decaying tooth may accumulate in your mouth while you sleep at night. Bacteria and decay combined with morning breath can be very undesirable.  

Dry Saliva    

Your saliva is the main culprit behind your morning breath. The saliva that has gathered in your mouth overnight dries out as you sleep, which encourages the growth of bacteria when you wake up in the morning. These microorganisms can be found in your tongue, gum crevices, and cavities inside your teeth.  

Leftover Food  

Brushing your teeth at night is essential because it stops saliva from breaking down food particles in your mouth. When saliva breaks down food particles in the mouth, a specific scent is released, adding to the already unpleasant odor of saliva. Eating foods with intense flavors at night, such as garlic, onions, and other strong-flavored foods, also imparts some flavor to your bad breath.   

Cosmetic Dentist in Fort Pierce checking patient's teeth

Are You Looking for a Cosmetic Dentist in Fort Pierce?    

Our team can help you get a fresher and smoother breath at Smooth Sailing Dental. Contact our team today if you want to know how cosmetic dentistry can help improve your oral health. 

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Coronavirus Announcement Now Offering Telehealth Consultations! COVID-19 Patient Screening Form

Dear Patients and Parents,

We are thrilled to announce the immediate availability of our secure telehealth video service! We now offer fully HIPAA-compliant video conferencing for our patients and friends that is:

Our new video chat service is completely safe and secure, fully protects the privacy of the patient, and works on Android and iOS, on PCs and Macs! The software is fully vetted and tested so that our patients and friends can rest assured that their protected health information will remain private and secure. All you need to have is a computer, tablet or smartphone with Web Cam and audio capabilities and a good internet connection! We are now scheduling appointments for new and established patients to video chat directly with the dentist to review your existing treatment plans and/or answer any of your dental need questions. Patients may schedule video chat appointments by calling our office and speaking with our staff available during business hours Monday through Friday.

Sincerely,
W. Roger Long, DDS, PA
Bethany T. Wierzbicki, DMD, MBA